About

Jesper Krijgsman combines his skills as a graphic designer with his love for nature.

Biology and dreams blend together in the worlds of Dutch artist Jesper Krijgsman. His detailed supernatural landscapes depict scenes in which the mystical qualities of the natural world are magnified.

Jesper Krijgsman uses photography and image editing to bring his supernatural landscapes to life. In his compositions, he uses only photographed natural elements and merges them one by one into a virtual dream world. His digital daydreams show highly detailed worlds in which the mystical qualities of the natural world are magnified. Although bringing everything together is a precise and technical process, it is mainly led by intuition. When placing his elements, he thinks less of the biological properties of certain plants or flowers than of the feeling that they radiate. His inspiration comes from dreams, emotions and fantasies. Although the compositions are fictional, Jesper uses only natural elements in his compositions. Everything you see is reflected in our natural world. By photographing and editing everything himself, the production of his works has strengthened his connection to nature. Through his compositions Jesper hopes to bring the viewer into a world in which biology, dreams and emotions fit together. His goal is to look at nature with different eyes and perhaps a little more empathy and imagination. Jesper was born in Amsterdam in 1992 and lives in Switzerland where he works as a graphic designer and visual artist. He taught himself everything about image editing and photography.

Curriculum vitae

2019

Graphic designer

,

Lacher, Gruber & Ianeselli

,

Zurich, CH

2018

Graphic designer

,

LINE Communications

,

Zurich, CH

2017

Graphic designer

,

Lacher-Dumas Communications

,

Zurich, CH

2016

Design internship

,

Lacher-Dumas Communications

,

Zurich, CH

2015

Design internship

,

FACES Magazine

,

Zurich, CH

Education

Present

Communication & multimedia design (bachelor),

Leidse onderwijsinstellingen,

NL

2015

Preparatory design course,

Zurich University of Arts,

Zurich, CH

2010

Higher secondary general education (HAVO),

Tabor College Oscar Romero,

Hoorn, NL

Exhibitions

2019

Group exhibition, Photobastei,

Zurich, CH

Awards and distinctions

2015

Stipendien,

Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung,

Zurich, CH

2015

Annual report title page competition,

Fritz-Gerber-Stiftung,

Zurich, CH

Select press and publications

2019

Photoreview - Jesper Krijgsman, Photoreview - Jesper Krijgsman,

(pages 112-119),

EYE-Photo Magazine,

January 2019,

English

2018

Werk Aan De Muur Magazine, Werk Aan De Muur Magazine,

(pages 8-9),

Werk Aan De Muur,

Issue 4, Autumn 2018,

Dutch

2018

March 2018 Issue, March 2018 Issue,

(page 38),

BrAM Magazine,

Dutch

2017

Persbericht 2017, Persbericht 2017,

VTWonen & Design Beurs,

Dutch

2017

Werk Aan De Muur Magazine, Werk Aan De Muur Magazine,

(pages 1, 6-7),

Werk Aan De Muur,

Issue 3, Autumn 2017,

Dutch

2017

Portfolio: Jesper Krijgsman, Portfolio: Jesper Krijgsman,

(pages 16-21),

Photoshop Magazine,

#51,

Dutch

2017

Digital Botanics, Digital Botanics,

Natuurfotografie.nl,

Dutch